Color and the Human Being
Inspired by Johann W. von Goethe, Rudolf Steiner and Liane Collot d’Herbois
von Chantal Bernard, Janny Mager
Why do we propose a new book on color when there are already so many? Color has intrigued humanity since the beginning of times; it seems that nothing remains to be discovered, added, or explored in this domain.
However three personalities, each continuing the research of the former, each in his own time and manner discovered fundamental elements of color and its laws of manifestation and movement. All three have experienced the inner conviction of the intimate relationship of color with the human being. All three were the bearer of a vision of the world and of the human being in which the three great domains of research – science, art, and religion – found again the unity of their common origin. They are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, and Liane Collot d’Herbois.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Above the sum of all his experiences in his theory of color, Goethe proposes a revolutionary method of approaching the colored phenomenas which integrate the observer in the experience. What many scientists refuse to do in general, to consider the observer as subjective – so subject to the error – he makes a formidable tool of knowledge out of it.
Rudolf Steiner: Finding in the Goethean method the founding elements of a new theory of knowledge Rudolf Steiner will “... seek strictly in the world of the senses the unique object of science.”Among his many fields of investigation, he gives a privileged place to the search for the sensible-supersensible nature of color and of the human being, revealing thus a large part of the mysteries linking these two entities. Alongside their work as scientists, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Rudolf Steiner have also developed a significant body of artistic work. Both have painted, drawn, written poems and theatre plays.
Liane Collot d’Herbois: As a painter, but also as a researcher, Liane Collot d’Herbois adds a new dimension to the search of these brilliant predecessors. Her intimate know-ledge of the laws acting in the background of the appearance of color allows her to create a new way of painting. Her intimate knowledge of these same laws acting in the background of our constitution allows her to create a new way to heal with color. Liane Collot d’Herbois collects in a decisive way and a remarkable unity the different similarities existing between the being of color and the human being. She shows in a masterly and marvellous way how, during his whole evolution, the human being is accompanied by color. She will also extend this knowledge into the field of therapeutics.
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Seiten: 352 Seiten, 369 Abbildungen
Format: H 23,5 cm / B 27,5 cm / - g